The Iron Assassin, Or, A Clockwork Prometheus

The Iron Assassin, Or, A Clockwork Prometheus

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On an Earth that is not our own, Victoria never ascended the throne; the House of Hanover held England only briefly before being supplanted by the House of Harminster. It is a time of gaslamps and regularly scheduled airship flights, of trams and steam-driven clockwork with countless smoke-belching stacks. London, the capitol of the Empire of the Lion, is a filthy, crowded, fast-growing city where a series of shocking murders threatens the throne itself.Energetic young inventor Jack Straker believes he has created a weapon to defend the Crown: a reanimated, clockwork-enhanced corpse he can control. He introduces "the Iron Assassin" to the highly placed Lords who will decide if Straker's invention becomes a weapon of the Lion-or something to be destroyed.It quickly becomes apparent that the Iron Assassin is more self-willed than Straker intended, and that the zombie's past life is far more sinister than Straker thought. Has he created a runaway monster? Or the best guardian the Lion could ever hope for?
Alternative Title: Clockwork Prometheus
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765338464
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 25 cm


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Elyse8 Aug 02, 2015

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